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>>>> business news from the capital region. this is "washington business report" with abc7 national correspondenent rebecca cooper. >> thanknks fojoining us fofor a ok at business and finance in e washington region where every tip of the klop carries us that much closer to the new year and attention over the major impact automatic spending cuts and tax rates expiring bought on our area's economy. we have been talking about the dreaded cliff -- we have d decided to wait it out. we did -- instead of guessing we willll focus on a group of businessss leaders recognize for making things happen. maybe congress will be as inspired as we are. for our final show of 202012 wee are joining the organization junior achievement of the greater washington area to recognize the newest inductees into the washington busine hall of fame. first, a ceo who gets awards across the country for building bethesda-based eaglebank as one of the fastest i in the nationon. the ceo ron paul was named community banker of the year this year by american banker magazine. he was o of this yeyear's inducts into the wash
our first inch of snow here in washington. a bit of a winter wheat mix. -- a winterly next but like your neighborhood laundry, he and by 4:00, up by 5:00. >> road crews are preparing the roads for the snow and slush expected tomorrow. we are live in leesburg. >> this is east market street, one of the main drags in leesburg. this was pre treated many hours ago, folks, bracing for the storm. traces of wednesday's snowstorm still lies the streets. >> i try not to drive around. >> snowplows stand ready. >> the storm is how and where -- hard to predict. >> this is the moment before the storm. >> once we start tracking, we will go to the bridges the ramps. >> and for much of friday, road crews have been pre-treating with salt water. >> the goal of the brine is to keep the snow and ice from binding to the pavement. >> the last time it snowed was the first time i ever grow in the snow. -- drove in t he snow. >> they are bracing for one more go around of winter white. >> i just take it real slow. it is slippery, so i take it real slow. >> many drivers about to be extra cautious. >> there wer
and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> following several breaking stories in maryland this tuesday morning, including a barricade situation in silver spring. >> the community of newtown connecticut, preparing to say goodbye to another student killed in friday's elementary school shooting. >> we are in for another foggy morning. add extra driving time. it's tuesday, december 18. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. another foggy start. >> dense fog advisory through 6:00 this morning was issued, but it was canceled. it is not as dense as yesterday morning. it remains above the criteria of a quarter mile or less. a few sprinkles will be possible especially through the morning. visibility is just fine in the metro area. up to the north and west, there is somewhat of an issue. about one-fifth of a mile or rather a half mile in hagerstown. 9:00 this morning, patchy fog and 55. some clearing this afternoon with a high temperatures around 539. let's a check on traffic and weather jamee whitten. >> there is wet pavement.
region. this is "washington business report" withbc7 national correspondent becca cooper. >> well, and thanks for joining us for a look at this week's business and fance news here in the washingn region. we are relieved the mayans looked to have been wrong. negotiations betwe president obama andohn boehner. what became of f all the stocks? -- all thsoe talks? capitohill setback in spite of better than expected grth nunumbers. we have all that and more with our roundtable coming up. first, two big industries during the holiday season -- food and cabs. hans hess is the ner and founder of a burger chain t that started in washington but now has gone global. thank you for joining us. where do we start? elevation burger was the originalaby. let'start there. you grew up in california an you got a degree in physics and then a master's degreen theology. you and i i were talking before the show started. you he worked d just about everherere. whatat got youou to elevation burger? i i worked on the hill for about a year in 199and wrotote a paper abobout how microbes are killing people. when
is in and obama is in hawaii. >> i'm stuck here in washington americans from showing more money to uncle sam next year. the gauche nations between white house and house speaker speaker boehner fell apart. negotiations between the white house and house eager .peaker boehner fell apart the president said that he is to working on a smaller deal avoid the fiscal cliff. >> the president is making changes when it comes to his inauguration. this time there will only be o official balls. there'll be a concert honoring .he lee terry families saturdaye held on before inauguration. out of egypt, how millions e voted on the disputed constitution. also, this cruise ship is isn't beingto italy m.rubbed from top to botto >> staring up controversy in virginia. breaking news out of egypt tonight. the constitution has received a majority of yes from more than 70%. the results were posted on the muslim's brotherhood website. was about 8ut million people. official results will not be announced for several days. taking a look at stories -- aning around the nation destroyed a home. used forte was being heat. that is w
morning washington begins right now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning, washington. it is monday, december 31, new year's eve. cynne simpson has the day off. let's get to jacqui jeras. cold temperatures to finish off 2012. >> it is. it still feels warm and fuzzy after the redskins victory. you're supporting that nice victory tied there, scott. our weather had line for today a pretty decent day overall. the crowds will be on the increase slowly throughout the day. temperatures, we will be at or just above the seasonal averages mid 40's. we have changes on the way, with a light rain and snow max expected for your new year's day. nothing should impact your troubles. our temperatures this morning in the '20s and a few 30's. we have 30 at reagan national. 24 at dulles. 21 in culpeper. our express forecast, looking for the clout to move in. that is the latest on your forecast. we will head over to traffic with steve. >> thank you. let's take a look at 270. checking to see if the
morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning. great to have you with us on this thursday, december 6. i am pamela brown. >> i am steve chenevey. we want to get to jacqui jeras with a look at our forecast. >> good morning. it feels like december. the big chill is back. if you don't like the warm weather, are starting on the cold side again. if you like the sunshine, we will have plenty today. if you don't like the cold, we will have a milder weekend ahead. starting with temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30's across much of the region. 36 at reagan national, 31 at dulles. 23 in frederick and 32 degrees in fredericksburg. are expense forecast for today chile is still to 9:00 at 36 degrees. -- chilly. 44 at noon, 41 at 5:00, high temperatures around 46 degrees in the metro area. the seven-day forecast is coming up featuring rain in the forecast. back to you. >> thank you. we are following a developing story that could impact your morning commute on the outer loop of the beltway near 270. >> john gonzalez has
washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is friday, december 28. 5:00 a.m. now. i am scott thuman. cynne is off today. we begin with jacqui jeras with the weather. everybody wants to know the football forecast. >> no problem. today will be great. sunday will be pretty good. it is tomorrow to worry about if you are trying to travel. snow will be moving in, but it will not be a major storm. 37 degrees this morning in d.c., 34 at dulles, 36 in manassas 30 and in fredericksburg. there is a winter weather advisory issued ahead of the storm in the highlands, northern ireland, west virginia. 4 + inches could be expected especially along the ridgetops. -- winter weather advisory issued ahead of the storm in northern maryland, west virginia, in the highlands. highs today around 40 degrees. now, steve >> . there's a problem in bethesda. this is southbound at 355 /wisconsin avenue, cedar lane. you have to squeeze by to the right to get through. you can get by the water main break. it's not a heavy volum
several breaking stories in maryland, including home shooting in fort washington. join us from will the scene with the latest. >> another funeral will be held the victims off the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> more than 100 people were detained for spreading rumors might end on friday. " atd morning washington 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning. tuesday, december 18. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras. , but it's working its way out. it will improve gradually day, so bethe patient. half of the day looks a lot better. you can see the clouds lingering. we have a little patchy fog developed across the area. well off to our west. possibility of this morning as well. 50 degrees in manassas, 48 in culpeper, and 55 in fredericksburg, 48 in gaithersburg. for today, clouds and fog will t through midmorning. turning mostly cloudy by noon, 58 degrees. cloudy by 5:00 with 53 degrees. the seven-day forecast, in a few minutes. first, traffic with jamee whitten. >
against the right word but was told she had lost. all that coming up. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is monday, december 24. i am scott thuman. >> i am natasha barrett. we will get to meteorologist adam caskey. are you warm? >> i will fire up the yule log in about nine minutes. first let's start with what's happening outside. we will have a light wintry mix today, but nothing to panic about. just enough to put us in the spirit of the season. is a look at our satellite and radar. areas of rain migrating through southwestern virginia. that will continue to push our way and bring us in light wintry mix about lunchtime. 26 in a country village, 25 in waldorf, 23 in bristow. 28 in aldie. a light, wintry mix around noon and then kept in light rain fall in the afternoon. damp roads is all that's expected. high temperature of 42. >> some travelers could be dealing with a nightmare before and after christmas. meteorologist are talking about two big storms. >> get ready for a whi
>> >> >> business news from the capital region -- this is washington business report " "with rebecca cooper. thank >> for j joining us for lookok at busineness and finance and the washingtgton region. this week left invtors trying to decide whwhether to celebrate ththe unexpected strong job numberor frereak out about the fiscal cliff. josh boke declarered cliliffhangnging coulbe causing an nation breakdown. the president's supporters are pointing to o 146,000 new jobs created in november but the president's critics emphasisize the e half-million discouraged american to chchose not to look for work wer the unemployment rate to 7.7%. we've got a round table prered to discussss all this. jo boike barbabara lane, and alanana fein. welcome to our undtable. sh y wrotete a whole article about this whole national members break down. what is your interpretation? >> we shoulde passing this now. the president gets as much leverage as we get closer to the new yearhen tax is actuay go up. john boehner knows this and obama knows this so we will not see the conontotours of a deal yet. but t
.c. . >> carlos washington among the burgundy and gold faithful. snapping up skins gear at this columbia heights modell. much of the focus for the fans in jersey buyers is this guy. >> that is my boy. >> she might be the luckiest redskins fan of all. >> i've only been in the sea for a year-and-a-half. this is my first big redskins season. >> i cannot have my feet called. >> he is shopping for a warm pair of boots to where to a frozen fedex field. >> it is too cold to be out sitting watching the teams lose but i will be there. >> there is another indicator of skins success. >> last night had to walk to five different parts to find a , just a in place to sit to watch the game. >> every dog has its day. it is our time. >> those folks were grabbing merchandise of the shelves. another as the dallas fans here answer redskins fans here. -- and there are some dallas fans here, and some redskins fans here. >> tonight we will tell you what pepco says. >> to remember the life of a college football player killed on friday. >> caught on camera, a plane >> family and friends gathered in haymarket, virginia to
crime. >> it happened in the 9100 block of loflin road in fort washington. john gonzales has the latest from the scene. >> the initial call came into prince george's county police around 2:30 this morning. reports of shots fired inside this home. when police arrived, they found a homeowner suffering from at least one gunshot wound. armed suspects, two or three of them, and -- stormed into the house demanding cash and jewelry. >> my brother-in-law was shot in the back in a home invasion. >> relatives arrived a short time after the crime. the homeowner was shot at least once. his wife and his 16-year-old daughter were also inside. >> holiday season, i don't know, just a violent act. >> neighbors heard a loud bang. police checked for fingerprints and canvassed the neighborhood with dogs and high-power rifles. >> it's incredible, especially with all the things that have happened, the violence last week. >> police are trying to figure out how the intruders got into the home. the family has an alarm system and have been here 12 years. neighbors described them as some of the most pleasant on
.m it is asking for $37 billion in aid and he is the second governor to come to washington to ask. andrew cuomo was in town on monday. >> metro is preparing for a huge inauguration. we will show you how the rest of the region is preparing. but gorgeous night. can is back with what we expect. until you hear the in d.c. for the military ball. here we go again. i have a preview of the redskins game. is it really a rivalry? preparationshe before president obama's inauguration. 2013tro began to sell featuring the image of the president. emergency crews are preparing going toever they are have to face. >> you can already see the work, cruise building a platform outside of the wilson building e able toicials will b as president obama into a second term. inauguration is a big shallaking so the council entreat share held hearings because he wants to know the plan is moving in the right direction. >> it is important to make sure s being undertaken properly is gettinge word out. concerns with the public and the fed. also a bigion is deal. the city wants to avoid past mistakes like when people got in a tun
complex in alexandria. the fire broke out just after 5:30 this morning on south washington the street just stop of old town. the fire was caused by carton's coming in to close to a halogen libel. -- like dole a. five people hospitalized after a fire in springfield. you can see this footage. they were able to put out the fire and shot off the gas leak. no injuries were reported. >> returning to d.c. to discuss the fire that took the life of a published author. he was the chief compliance officer for the u.s. agency for international development. >> a gun scare at robinson secondary school yesterday at. administrators are not saying what led them to search a student from a locker. >> the freshman had a gun in his locker. >> the school suspended both of the students -- the school says both of these distant -- both of these students involved will face consequences. >> a deadly double shooting may be gain at-related. of 14-year-old died in a drive- by shooting on sheridan street. investigators said reyes was with members of a gang. he was not a gang member. police are questioning persons of int
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. straight ahead, travelers could be in for more severe weather. two huge storms set to strike christmas. good morning, washington. december 24. christmas eve. i am scott thuman. i'm natasha barrett. let's get straight to adam caskey. merry christmas. belfortn the furniture weather center. a few wet anda sloppy snowflakes. no accumulation expected. that will turn to rain. rain in north carolina and points south. systempart of the pushing our way. we will see a light mix around lunchtime changing then overtraining. a few sloppy snowflakes to get christmas. it's 32 at reagan national, 28 in winchester, 25 in manassas, dulles. we will be in los low 40's this light mixwith a changing over to train. wednesday, a big rain maker into town the day after christmas. you.to >> the maryland state highway administration is keeping an campf the weather possibility of any freezing rain right now. officials are fully stocked with surprise and will deploy equipment as needed. with nearly a third of all americans traveling this meteoro
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a gun found in a locker leaves a school on did and as parents asking tough questions of school administrators. good morning. thanks for being with us on this thursday, december 6. i am pamela brown. >> i am cynne simpson. we want to get a look at our forecast would jacqui jeras. cooling off. >> definitely have to change what you are wearing today because temperatures are much colder. we are talking 36 at reagan national, 30 at dulles, 28 in winchester and gaithersburg, 25 degrees in frederick. how much colder than yesterday want --- between 25 and 30 degrees colder. 29 degrees colder in quantico. that is a shock to the system. mostly sunny skies today. 36 degrees at 9:00, 44 at noon, high temperature in the mid to upper 40's. now, traffic would jamee whitten. >> good morning. it was a busy overnight. things are calming down. beltway in bethesda, looking okay. incidents involving a tractor- trailer with the far right lane blocked before the exit for 270. the beltway 201, in the loop construction h
morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine. good morning. happy friday. i am pamela brown in today or cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui. >> it is better than yesterday morning. that is the good news. the bad news is that the clouds are back. we had some spotty showers out there. they are all very light. they are not in the metro. there is a chance we will see them in the mid to late morning hours. they return again. we will have a lot of ups and downs. we're talking about ups andwe have lots of clouds. today, not so much tomorrow, but into the rest of the weekend, on and off showers. a lot of back-and-forth. our express forecast -- cloudy with a spring shower at 9:00, cloudy skies at noon, and a chance of showers later on tonight. not the best of weekends. the temperatures will get a little bit warmer. it is time for traffic. >> it is off to a quiet start. we can only hope that it is not too crazy this morni
from some republicans. a washington post poll shows that 45% of americans favor stricter gun laws. that is a four-year high. >> the debate is not just on the hill. it is all across washington. >> just two blocks from the u.s. capitol, this march is decided late pro-gun control. >> we are not in a third-world country dealing with gun lord's. >> outside the white house, a smaller group protesting not the nra, but the government for not taking action on stricter gun- control laws. >> the president has a chance to be a gain changer here and so does conference -- congress. >> jay carney addressed what he called a complex problem. >> we as a nation have not done enough to fulfill our number one obligation which is to protect our children. >> but pro-gun laws are not the answer according to the libertarian cato institute. >> i think we could do a better job of identifying treating, helping, preventing people with mental issues from acquiring firearms. >> joe mentioned conceded that it might be time for a change. -- joe manchin. >> i do not know people need an assault rifle. i do not know
dropped. areas outside of washington will draw closer to 30 degrees. 30 miles per hour gusts reported at the top of the hour at washington dulles. 52-45, we will drop to the mid- 40's overnight. we will look ahead to the weekend for you, coming up in a couple of minutes. >> a teenager is recovering from a terrifying ordeal while attacked are in her home. the composite sketch of a man who posed as a cable repair man, forced his way into the house and sexually assaulted a 15- year-old girl inside. >> this is the neighborhood where prince louis county police said a suspect found his victim when a 15-year-old girl answered the door. -- prince william county police said the suspect down his victim. this is the detailed schedule a man who approached a home and knock on the door, and when a 15-year-old girl injured identified himself as an employee of the cable company. he then forced his way into the house. once inside, it produced what appeared to be a knife. at this point, he stopped speaking, perhaps because he feared someone else might be in the home and here. >> he showed her text mess
news "washington weekly." >> what a big win for the redskins just a moment ago. >> heading to the playoffs for the first time since 1999. >> what an amazing feat for them, first time since 99. as donovana disaster theyb turned out to be, a sixth round pick. take a look. first quarter was scoreless. it is kicked off. the second interception thrown that quarter. off to a good start, but he get things going. the light of the game. s around -- delay of game. banks did this man, morris was fire -- thanks to this man, morris was on fire. third quarter, rg3 fix the handoff. -- fakes the handoff. in the fourth quarter, this is what happened. morris was like a train today, unstoppable. 200 yards. late in the fourth, 21-10 redskins. this was a game changer. 21-18 redskins, three minutes to go. the hero of the day, where did he come from? 28-18. right?for romo, >> not at all. >> i believe saturday would be game against seattle. t now, enjoy it. 7 wins in a row and this is what the town needed. >> celebrating tonight. landover will be rocking. >> after all of the injuries. here comes j
new spending. >> the stakes remain high. especially for the d.c. region. >> the washington region will suffer under sequestration far worse than other parts of the country. >> both sides still insist they want a deal. the senate and house to avoid the fiscal cliff, but the senate is pushing forward hoping they will have the deal by midnight tonight. we will technically go over the cliff on new year's day. the house hopes to fix everything on wednesday. they hope the markets will stay calm if the senate? today. mellon says they're happy with this final deal -- no one says they are happy with this final deal. reporting live from the capital rebecca cooper. >> jobs at the pentagon may be in jeopardy when we go over the fiscal cliff. they are not the only military related work at stake. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is live at the pentagon tonight. >> last week, defense secretary leon panetta said day-to-day operations would likely not change dramatically if we go over the fiscal cliff. any potential layoffs would probably not happen immediately. workers are watching th
and first lady took part in a special christmas in washington. the concert featured a supporter -- performers like diana ross and youtube stark psy -- singer recently came under fire for a anti-american song he recorded years ago, but he apologized tonight. >> a drunk driving accidents involving to dallas cowboys players. we will tell you what happened and the suspects -- what the coach had to save minutes after today's game. >> also had how day one of legal same-sex marriage went in the state of washington. >> are weather here -- we will study the impact >> you are watching abc news at 11 -- on your site. >> dallas cowboys player just brant is out of jail tonight after posting bond. he is charged of manslaughter after a drunk driving crash that claimed the life of his teammate, jerry brown. he says he is just trying to deal with the death of his best friend. the head coach also spoke about brown. >> if you watched jerry brown practice, you know that he loves football. he practiced so hard. he was here for one day -- we said that is going to be the team player of the week. he
manchin has argued everything should be on the table and has a piece in "the washington post." he says "if you think the problem of mass violence in our country is just about gun, you're wrong. if you think it's just about an entertain industries that markets to kids you're wrong. if you think it's just about insufficient security or the lack of mental health services for troubled young people and adults you're wrong. we need to address all of them" is he right? >> well, i think you need a broader debate. part of that debate that i'm focused on is safety in the schools but absolutely. you have a mental health issue and component to this. i would make the point when it comes to more restrictions on firearms in our society, that if we go down that path, we're going to miss the focal point of providing safety. i think that is really the wrong debate to have. we've had an assault weapon ban previous in our history. you have school violence continued. it's not restricted to weapons that you think of timothy mcveigh, he used fertilizer to conduct his mayhem. so i would rather focus on the safety
the latest on the last-minute wheeling and dealing being done in washington. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. well, the next 24 hours are critical. the president this morning in his radio address, told lawmakers don't let washington politics get in the way of american progress. so, the last-ditch attempt is on the way to put together a deal. and the ball is in the senate's court. there's nothing like a deadline to force action. the president met with congressional leaders friday for the first time in six weeks. then, proclaimed himself modestly optimistic. but warned -- >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. >> reporter: with the clock running out, here's the game plan. the democratic and republican leaders in the senate will spend day trying to hash out a bipartisan agreement. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> reporter: but if there is no deal, the president wants an up or down vote on measures he thinks can pass. extending tax cuts for those making $250,000 or less. and continuing unemployment benefits for the m
, sitting out the game in chicago with a left ankle injury. washington kept a close. the third quarter okafor gets the pass and hit the jumper, part of an 11-0 run. fourth quarter just look at butler. baseline, nothing but net. the bulls with a nine-point lead 87-77, they win. the navy midshipmen off to a rocky start of the season, winning seven of their last eight, but the clock struck midnight tonight at the craft comparable. -- at the kraft hunger bowl. the offense, no chance, taylor kelly, four touchdown passes, three of them to ross. that was one of them, 50-yard bomb. turn on the television, walk to the subway even look at a stop sign, rg3 is pretty much everywhere in washington. only the second rookie in washington history to make the pro bowl. the lowest interception percentage one of the records. he only has five this season. also the highest passer rating and highest completion percentage. he has done so well, but even mike shanahan who has coached by joe montana and john elway has given special praise. >> i don't think anybody in history of the league has played at his level
. >> these tragedies must end. >> asking alamerican if we are doing enough to keep our children safe. but is washington doing enough? >> from the global resources of abc news, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >> i'm cynthia mcfadden. today the first of far too many funerals in a small community changed by tragedy. three days ago 20 children and six adults were killed in a connecticut elementary school, a mass shooting that sent shock waves of degree across the country. abc's juju chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a different campus. the town is covered with memorials like this one that take on a feeling of a sacred sight as people make pilgrimages from all over. under a cold steady rain, a wave of communal grief washes over newtown. memorials growing in sets of 20 for the children. 20 christmas trees, 20 poinsettias, 20 angels. today the first funerals in a found whose faith is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for
in connecticut has given talks here in washington of greater sense of urgency. >> this is difficult time for americans. while we continue to have conversations and hope that we can reach an agreement it is not a term to put americans grew more stress. >> keep in mind, tax rates will increase for all income earners at the first of the year if congress does nothing. >> a successor has been named to take on senator daniel in a wayinouye. the vermont democrat is expected to take over as chair of the volatile appropriations committee. the center died yesterday at walter reed medical center. -- the center of died yesterday. -- the senator died yesterday. >> skies are clearing, temperatures are falling. >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side. >> the young man who gets a lot of credit for turning things around for the redskins is also helping the bottom line for local stores. >> rg3's jersey is setting record sales. that could make it hard to get items for local residents. >> if santa claus is still looking for rg3 jerseys, he'd better get busy. the rookie quarterback is hot on and off the f
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news "washington weekly," on your side. >> when it comes to the so- called fiscal cliff, president obama and house speaker john boehner met today. >> they said the lines of communication remain open. this comes after the head of the international my terry fund got tough on at the sunday talk shows. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> a quick fix is not the answer for resolving the fiscal crisis, said the director of the international monetary fund. a more comprehensive solution is needed. christine the guard says any deal between president obama and congressional republicans must do more than simply avoid the fiscal cliff to get america pause economy growing again. >> there is still the degree of uncertainty. investors, entrepreneurs households, are not making decisions because they do not know what tomorrow will be. >> but washington's top republican leader, house speaker john boehner, complains there has been no progress in avoiding even immediate crisis. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff disrupting our economy a
to ticket brokers. playoff tickets will be less expensive and sunday nights cowboys game. >> washington-seattle does not have the same drop as washington-dallas. >> on the official ticket exchange, the cheapest tickets for sunday's game is $147. compare that to $115 for the ravens playoff game in baltimore. tickets to the packers game start at $125. the texas game at $87. >> i am so excited. >> this longtime fan will be there on sunday. his tickets are like a burgundy and gold in his hand. >> i am glad to be a fan. i'm glad i got a bunch of tickets. >> the game is sold out. tickets on the secondary market from about $150 up to about $2,000. the only way there can be a second playoffs came its the redskins meet up with the vikings. we're live in landover. >> a fallen firefighters laid to rest today. we will show you more of the service of the volunteer killed during an ambush in new york. >> how to duck hunters ended up getting trapped on an island in montgomery county. >> if you love history, you'll not want to miss the chance >> a volunteer firefighter killed was laid to rest today. he
for all the people have done. this is overpowering. >> tears of joy as the washington wizards and volunteers delivered bags of gifts to her home. >> my goal is not to just play barble but do things the community. >> his daughter recently passed away after a battle with cancer leaving her the garppedquanian of three grandchildren. >> it won't replace him for me but it's going to ease the pain. it's going to ease it a lot. >> gibbs herself is also fighting cancer and her family is one of many receiving a helping hand from the women's wing organization. >> at nearby marshall elementary school christmas came early. all of these children have parents in prison, fighting illness or unable to provide all of this. >> we're able to put all of that aside. >> more than 250 children received gifts and toys from the organization this holiday season that range from babies to 17-year-olds. they were donated or purchased by the women's organization. >> i appreciate everything. >> because of her health audrey was not able to attend but she says after such a sp
guns being part of the problem. what's the reaction from this press conference? >> in washington the reaction was somewhat shocked by the news conference just because of the tone. it was so different from what we've been hearing from others in particular president omo bama who had called out on gun control. he's made this commission that vice president will lead that's supposed to report backy. and then wayne lapierre came forward and talked about putting armed officers in the nation. he was not aiming for the beltway crowd. that's important to remember. it will be interesting in the next few weeks and months how his comments played in other parts of the country outside the beltway. that's who he was talking to. >> he made the rounds in the morning talk shows and stood his ground despite the backlash. it would cost more than $2 billion to put security officers at every school in the country. does the timing seem odd that this is something that the n.r.a. is pushing for? >> it calls for congress to make this available immediately. congress and the pre
, not the capitals but it is hockey night in washington. the tripbears made verizon center. >> it is welcome by nearby owners who have been losers in the lockout. jay korff is live with the of the action. >> everybody is thrilled tonight. been aitals' season has a bust due to the lockout. that did not stop fans from pouring into the verizon center to watch the sport they love it. >> there was an urgency in washington thursday night with the likes we have not seen in several months. hockey hungry fans wearing filled theerseys center for an evening of action. not can see -- they did come to see the capitals who not played here since may. i wish they would come to an agreement. t is in the 82nd day. a crushing reality for season- holders. >> it might be the closest we hockey until the fall of 2013. steve and chris are hockey hungry. the owners and the players out.osing losing out. >> it pits the admirals against bears. it is only a notch below the but they were treated to two cocky standbys -- a fight and a gold. -- two hockey standby's -- a fight and a goal. as always, they remain hopeful. to
, we're going to tell you what it could mean for you and your wallet. >>> tonight in washington, the pressure is on, the clock is ticking, the countdown to the so called fiscal cliff hits the 72-hour mark in just a few minutes. while congress is hoping for a hail mary deal to avoid taking a plunge over the fiscal cliff, most americans are wondering what is wrong with these people, and how exactly social security going to affect them. so, we went ahead and crunched the numbers for you. there they were again. hour nation's leaders trooping into the white house one more time. and afterwards, the president. >> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> you've heard that before. but today on the brink of the fiscal cliff, a glimmer of -- well, something. >> i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. >> but don't hold your breath. there is deep skepticism in washington that the leadership of our country will get its act together on time. so let's say we all go over the cliff. what does it mean for you? how big a deal is this
for just about every american. tahman bradley joins usy washington with more on the stalemate. >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all week wednesday the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was optimism over a deal over the weekend. that ended when harry reid said he could not present a counterproposal. mcconnell phoned for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the ne fwoesh united nationss on his side. i want everyone to know, i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: white house officials say vice president biden is now playing a direct role in the negotiations. t
's starting to sound a little like winder, thank you. >>> to the fiscal storm in washington now. and a wouldn't one meeting at the white house today between john bane interthe president. with just 23 days to go until the fiscal cliff r they close center david kerley at the white house tonight. >> reporter: for the first time in more than three weeks a face to face meeting at the white house. today no cameras as the president sat down with john boner. no details are announced tonight. they see progress. >> any time you two guys in that tangoing, you have a change to get done. >> reporter: before the talk, some republicans were admitting the president will get a lot of what he wants. >> let's face it, he has the upper hand on taxing. >> reporter: why the compromising words? the white house moderated demands. word that the actual rate could be negatiotiable. >> will i accent it? yes. >> reporter: the problem, entitlement. and today, a leading democrat embraced the way to cut medicare cuts. means testing. those who make more would have to pay more more medicare. >> those of us who make more in re
on those programs it is dishonest and beneath anybody in washington. >> senator stabenow, you heard it righthere, medicare, medicaid, social security, all have to significant reform, can you accept that? >> george, there are three parts of the stool here to solve this problem. one, spending. we've already agreed to trillion dollars in spending reductions. two, medicare and entitlements. we have already agreed to over $700 billion in spending reductions on medicare. starting by cutting overpayments to insurance companies. three, is making sure that the wealthiest in the country contribute to solving the deficit problem. that's what hasn't passed. for us to continue on this, we have to have the senate bill that continues tax cuts for middle-class families, that says to the wealthiest americans, you're going to chip in and be part of the solution. the house needs to pass it. that means, we would have done something on each of the areas that my colleagues are talking about. then, we have to take another step on all three of those. but right now, the only thing that we see is middle-clas
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the negotiations went today and what happens next. >> in washington, there is still hope that a deal could be done to avoid the fiscal cliff. all eyes were on the senate today where negotiators were trading revenue figures to try to reach an agreement all sides can agree with. the baseline for the president and the bipartisan deal would have to extend unemployment benefits that would affect 2 million americans and it would have to increase taxes on the highest income earners. the negotiators will still have to work out where exactly the tax increases would hit and whether they would stop the increase of the estate tax. the president has asked democratic leader harry reid to prepare a separate bill to put on the senate floor that would increase taxes for households that earn a quarter million dollars or more, and respect -- expect republicans would block that proposal. but rather than take it back as a stopgap measure, think of it as a political move to try to shift the responsibility of failure on to republi watches the hour of reckoning. >> as the deadline approaches, our coverage of the fiscal c
. >> this house is some of the top of george washington university. scene of a the attack. it happened in a third floor bathroom nw. authorities say the victim was working after hours on tuesday man attacked her and to sexually assault her. the man got away and the victim the police. students were notified by e- be vigilant. to today there is a police officer the administration building. faculty and staff are being asked to be cautious. only let people in the who have the so they canon card prove they are a faculty member or employee. police are working to find attacker. students and staff are concerned. >> we could use some more of front desk.the >> i am surprised. i hope it does not happen again. university police officer will remain on duty until 8:30 in the evening. that will be for an indefinite amount of time. because the suspect was mass, detailsies have a few who they'rey looking for. suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. >> two construction workers are 20 i hospital after falling feet. the men were taken to the serious injuries. a third worker was hit by debris. no word on what caused the incident
. that fiscal cliff and its potential impact on our economy brought lawmakers from both uses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility. the worst decline of the month on thursday after a disappointing read on consumer confident and some public statements by congressional leaders. and yet with one final trading day to go, all the major averages were still showing positive performance for the year of 2012. meantime, the u.s. is set to reach the debt limit on monday. that according to treasury secretary tim geithner in a letter to congress, though, he did say he expects to take what he called extraordinary measures to extend the government's borrowing ability for another two months or so. and even your cup coffee, once a deal on the fiscal cliff. baristas at the 120 starbucks in washington, d.c. were encouraged by management to add a shot of partisanship to their drink orders and r remind customers i our nation's capital to come together. >> wall street is typically
today in washington. at this hour, congressional leaders are working to find common ground, desperate for some sort of compromise. my sources tell me this morning the odds of a deal are still no better than 50/50. the senate will convene today at 1:00 p.m., the house back in at 2:00 p.m. stock markets around the world are on edge. the dow down five days in a row falling nearly 160 points friday and early indications are those losses could be much worse if there is no deal. consumers are jittery too. their confidence in the economy plunging for the second straight month falling to its lowest level since august. so that's where we begin. let's get the latest from two top senate leaders. joining us now, senator chuck schumer of new york, senator jon kyl of arizona. so, gentlemen, do we have a deal? >> well, there are certainly no breakthroughs yet between senator mcconnell and senator reid, but there's a real possibility of a deal. i've been a legislator for 37 years, and i've watched how these things work. on these big, big agreements they almost always happen at the last minute. neithe
of washington. in your gut, do you think that this is basically theater and they'll come to a deal quickly? >> i think it's -- i think the odds are about 50/50 right now. which is very high for a negative outcome this far along. there is a very good chance they go over the cliff at least for a few days at the beginning of the year. then, that galvanizes everything and they're finally able to come to a deal. >> especially when you see the economy just recovering. >> that's the thing. the question would be, how much harm will this do to the economy? if you have all of these spending cuts on every government program, on top of everyone's taxes going up, i should say, once you see that prospect of everyone's taxes going up, i do think that no matter what, by mid-january at the latest, you will see that tax cut reinstated for most americans. for the bottom 98%. >> psychologically, it's causing damage. confidence drop as well because of what's going on in washington. george, thank you. >>> today on the show, we got a big show, george has two powerhouse roundtables. later this morning on "this week." >
the latest trap, where it's heading. abc meteorologist ginger zee is standing by. >>> on the edge. washington taking america right up to the fiscal cliff. three days now until higher taxes for all. will there be a deal? as americans and their 401(k)s already taking a hit. paying a brice because of that standoff. >>> crash landing. the jet that skidded off the runway nearly smashing into a crowded highway. >>> and back in the game. football coach's battle off the field inspired a major turnaround on it. and tonight, he's about to return. >> you're like -- >> tomorrow, a team's prayer answered. >>> good evening. it's great to have you with us here on a saturday night. we do begin here, with yet another holiday storm. the one-two punch this year, and tonight, on a weekend when so many are still traveling, a challenge out there. here's the radar this evening. rain and snow. tonight, it's moving through the ohio valley right into the northeast, from washington up through philly, new york and boston. this is just one of the many scenes on the highways tonight. this is i-83 outside of harrisburg. wh
will continue. the average temperature 52 in washington now. 54 degree in -- 54 degrees in fredericksburg. outside dwi marshall -- quite a bit of disruption to air traffic. 0 visibility -- zero visibility reported in aberdeen. we have an advisory until 6:00 a.m. it looks like it will be expanded later tonight with the fog getting thicker in spots. pettifog and showers. and the clearing gets underway tomorrow. we will have an update in a couple minutes. >> all right. fire ripped through a maryland apartment building, forcing residents to jump out of their windows. the daring rescue, still ahead. >> why the families of one of the redskins players were arrested after the game with cleveland yesterday. >> an >> police are investigating what happened to a man found dead in a park next to a d.c. school. at the body was found in northeast washington. natasha barrett is live to explain why police believe this man was killed. >> police say this man's body has no relationship to the school right next to it. and the principle of this elementary schools sent a letter home to -- principal of this ele
coverage from the region and washington. >>> also breaking overnight, arrested. the american software guru on the run for weeks after his neighbor was killed. now, in the hands of authorities. >>> an alert for parents. the government issuing a warning about a popular product, after the deaths of five newborns. >>> and rover behind the wheel? yep. teaching dogs to drive. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin with that developing story from syria's civil war. credible, new concerns about the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> syria's chemical weapons stockpile is believed to be one of the largest in the world. and there's word that regime forces might be ready to use it. we spoke with alex marquardt a short time ago, from the turkey/syria border. >> reporter: it seems that syria went through the preparation phase, loading components of the highly-toxic sarin gas. syria doesn't even acknowledge that it has chemical weapons. they've said that they would never use them against their own people. but one top official warned this summer that they would only be used against what he cal
a wonderful weekend. >> bad live and in hd, -- live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the second time this month a man is killed after being shot in front of a subway train in new york city. searching for the person who did it caught running from the scene. president obama meets with congressional leaders to avoid the fiscal cliff. a nation members the man who led allied forces in the 1991 gulf war -- a look back at the light of retired general norman schwarzkopf. >> it is friday, december 28. i am scott thuman. jacqui jeras -- we have a good day ahead of usaheadright? >> -- and head of us>right? >> we will come back in just a second. what are the roadway's like their? >> at cedar lane, it is a water main break -- traffic is heading toward southbound. squeezing by to the right. water main work continues. southbound at cedar lane. you can see everybody moving over to the right. northbound most of it is open. hopefully it will be cleaned up but right now it looks like it is still active there. take you
for -- >> go badger. >>> stay with us for " live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i am the happiest guy in the room. >> what a way to close out the room. the redskins win their first division title since 1999. they steal a spot in the playoffs. another big story -- more health problems for secretary of state or clinton. she is in a new york hospital. a huge announcement in the world of entertainment. tim -- kim kardashian is having a baby. it is monday, december 31. cynne simpson has the day off. but could do jacqui jeras to talk about the weather. it was bitter cold out there. >> it really was. what a difference a day will make. we had clear skies overnight which allowed us to cool down. a few spots going down to the teens. 21 in manassas. 25 at dulles. 29 degrees at reagan national. everybody below the freezing mark. look at the difference in the temperatures as opposed to where there were 24 hours ago. go ahead, you can complete a little bit today. the skies are going to skate -- are going to
of bright, 38 degrees being the temperature in washington, d.c. our satellite picture shows the clouds will continue moving in. we could see a few sprinkles or snow flurries this evening. the main event really happens tomorrow. this is a weak system bringing snow across the central plains and mississippi river valley today. things are looking good up and down the eastern seaboard. today, partly sunny skies 45 x 3:00 claudia 6:00 and 39 degrees at the midnight hour. we will have more details on the timing of that system, in a little while. first, back to the news desk with scott. >> montgomery county fire fighters or call to rescue some duck hunters in great falls. there were on the water this morning near katie island. after they got out of the boats it drifted away and they were stuck. firefighters eventually reached the hunters, secure their boats and no one was hurt. d.c. police looking for the driver of an suv who hit and killed a teenager. a 16-year-old tarsha jackson was crossing the garrett avenue at first street nw when she was hit by a car friday night. was she was lying on th
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